Hand-built by husband to fit in the middle (sink area) to replace the old section we had to remove. He did use some of the antique wood in the construction.
And this is where it's going:
After I painted it, he did lots of fitting and refitting...it's in!
Then some tweaking, sanding and shaving with the plane--taking a deep breath and screwing it in!
THEN, dry fitting the new smaller sized dishwasher (only 18" wide) in between the two cabinets. We bought the smaller size so that we wouldn't have to demolish the whole set of cabinets. Previously, the house had no dishwasher at all. It's much smaller than we're used to, but figured a smaller one was better than none, so we'll adjust. This dishwasher is also a few inches shorter than our old one and is ADA compliant, which might come in handy in the future, or for future residents.
Now we'll have to rig some kind of trim piece on top to hide the gap. Two faux drawer fronts will go on the front (apron), under the sink area.
Countertops, unless we change our minds again, will be yellow pine butcherblock and backsplash will probably be either glass or mosaic glass tile.